Over the past several weeks an automotive repair shop on Merriam Lane in the north part of Overland Park has been the victim of Scrap Metal Thieves. This business has been “hit” three times and the value of the material stolen is over $2,000.00. The thefts have occurred in the very late evening and over midnight hours.
Further Investigation into the crimes resulted in surveillance photos of a possible suspect vehicle. The photos were then distributed to our patrol officers. Officers on the midnight shift were able to “deploy” to the area during the overnight hours and were successful in catching the father and son team who committed the crimes. As a result the two will be charged with Felony Theft through the Johnson County District Court.